Far Cry 7’s reported setting could make it the most controversial yet

Far Cry 7’s reported setting could make it the most controversial yet
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Joseph Kime


20th Jul 2023 17:16

For many, Far Cry has been in something of a creative rut, and players keep picking up the games in hopes that this one has turned things around. We don't know if the studio or the fans are at fault for this, but it's pretty sad regardless.

The games are still a success for Ubisoft, but fans are still hoping for some kind of change, holding onto the glory days of Far Cry 3 and 4 in hopes of a return to the atmosphere of the Xbox 360 days.

Sadly for those players, though, it doesn't look like it's coming - but the series is making sure to bring some controversy with it anyway.

Far Cry 7 could be set on a North Korean island

A rumour has been swirling that Far Cry isn't willing to let go of its small islands and dictatorships, as a controversial setting has been hinted to be the setting of the next tile in the series.

An anonymous insider has taken to GamingLeaksAndRumours on Reddit to claim that the new game will be titled Far Cry: Rise, and will be set on a remote tropical island in the Yellow Sea called Kimsan, taken over by insurgents from North Korea led by a character played by Squid Game's Lee Jung-jae.

Obviously, it's worth taking this with a pinch of salt, as this is an anonymous 4Chan source we're talking about here, but this concept for a Far Cry game is decidedly weak. Fans are growing tired of the tropical island in the series, and though it deals heavily with ruthless dictators as big baddies, it seems deeply uninspired to fold immediately to North Korea for a basis to work with.

Fans aren't happy with new Far Cry leaks

The key art for Far Cry 6.
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The concept of the new rumours isn't pleasing Far Cry fans one bit - but they're such silly rumours that they're entirely believable.

"This is either fake or should be fake," says one user.

"That's how you know it's real," posits another user - and annoyingly, they've got a point.

This is a pretty simple concept for a Far Cry game, and in many ways, it's pre-emptively shot down fan hopes for it. Talk about dead on arrival.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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